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About Peninsula Grill

This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District has been recognized by Departures, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, and others for serving the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and globally.

With velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones, woven seagrass, and indigenous cypress molding, the Peninsula Grill Dining Room ambiance is supper club sumptuousness. The Peninsula Grill Champagne Bar is an intimate jewel box space that offers several outstanding champagnes by the glass and a delicious bar menu. The lush Peninsula Grill Courtyard is one of the Charleston's true hidden gems and the most romantic al fresco dining setting in the city.

Peninsula Grill is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of restaurants and hotels in romantic destinations around the world. Business casual attire.

112 North Market Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Meeting Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 723-0700

Website:
http://www.peninsulagrill.com/

Parking Details:
Off street parking available with a parking garage on Hayne street

Executive Chef:
Graham Dailey

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Combine a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, charming courtyard, experienced staff, and truly exceptional Peninsula Grill cuisine to create a spectacular Peninsula Grill Private Dining experience. For more information, visit www.peninsulagrill.com or call (843) 723-0700.

Peninsula Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (144)
Good for Anniversaries (125)
Romantic (115)
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Good for a Date (115)
Fit for Foodies (95)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Notable Wine List (69)
Creative Cuisine (68)
Quiet Conversation (54)
Business Meals (48)
Local Ingredients (45)
Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Worth the Drive (39)
Authentic (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Cozy (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Seasonal (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Fun (14)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Scenic View (10)
Tasting Menu (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

While the food was OK, the service was slow and confusing ...many waiters running around but not very efficient . The tables are very clos to each other and so it is difficult for the waiters to properly serve . The sommelier was rude and not very friendly

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is fabulous, but our service was very slow. We were seated on time at 7, and while we had a first course, our entrees were not served until after 9 pm. We were starving and thankfully, the entrees were delicious.
We have eaten at Peninsula Grill many times over the years, and this is the first time our service was less than stellar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 2 days ago

I am very sorry to say we did not enjoy the Peninsular Grill. Two months ago I made a reservation for our 55 wedding anniversary asking that we have a quiet table and maybe a little special attention. We had a table next to the__ run way-- where every waiter, bus boy, wine steward and every person in the restaurant walked by and brushed our table. The restaurant was filled to the gills with hardly any room to spare between the other tables. The noise level was like eating in a bar or cafeteria. I had to raise my voice so my husband sitting across from me could hear me and everyone else in the dinning room was doing the same. You can only image what all that sounded like. The food was good and our waitress was very nice but I would never go back to this restaurant again. I truly was looking for a special occasion restaurant but this one very surely IS not it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was excellent. Our steak was overcooked and too fatty to finish. The soups were very good. Dessert was good but as great as suggested in other reviews.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

The Peninsula Grill is simply the most elegant restaurant in Charleston. The food is superb. The service is impeccable. We had a spectacular evening from start to finish!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

The best service....ever! It was a pleasure to leave the tip. Everything was perfect....food, lighting, noise level.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful service and creative menu. Had the special fish dish and octopus for appetizer - everything was perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was exceptional and dinner outstanding. Made our Anniversary a special evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was top notch and the food was excellent. There was plenty of time to savor both the corses and between. No rush, just a nice cozy dining experience

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is my favorite in Charleston. The whole atmosphere is magical. And THAT coconut cake. Addictive. The food and service are top notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Charleston is known for its great food and The Peninsula is always at the top of the list for dinner. It never disappoints. Even with every table full, the velvet padded walls provide the absolute best ambiance for hearing your waiter and your dining companions but not voices from other tables.

So, let's talk about food. The menu is, well, a menu - that is, it actually describes the food without the necessity of the waitstaff having to interpret the usual "restaurant speak." The food is beautifully prepared and presented and is just as delicious as it should be from a top tier restaurant.

Great wine list, too.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Would return in a minute - terrific meal and lovely ambiance for a birthday dinner. And, who can forget the famous 12 layer coconut cake! (Really want to go back for that and to try some of the other awesome-looking desserts).
Seafood fantastic and service excellent, what a treat!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a delicious evening at Peninsula Grill. The service was perfect and we savored every bite of our food. The evening was a wonderful event.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service, great food and very nice setting.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Peninsula Grill. The service was excellent as were the drinks and food. We would definitely recommend and are looking forward to dining here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Have been frequently this restaurant for 20 years whenever I visited the city. I was surprised how the menu had declined in offerings with very little exciting items. Trout seemed to be the item of the day....do they catch Trout near Charleston? She Crab Soup, Baked Oysters and Coconut Cake were wonderful. Avoid the steaks as they were average at best. Service was as good as it has ever been.
Tab with tip at $235 could have been better spent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

LOVELY high end rest. Venue beautiful, service excellent, food , a bit overly "self obssessed"!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our meal was amazing — from the starters to the dessert and coffee after dinner. Service was amazing too!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This is a lovely restaurant and in warmer weather the garden area seating is gorgeous. The service is impeccable but almost too attentive. Depends on what you like . The dinner menu is diverse and delectable. Perfect for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Everything, the food, the service, the atmosphere, was excellent! Will definitely be back on my next visit to Charleston.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing dinner. Wonderful service Entire staff makes you feel welcome

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Tho I've lived here for years, this was my first time at PG. I was amazed: the food was exquisite (even my vegan requested veggie plate), the service invisible but perfect, the server himself charming and friendly without being annoying, and the experience asa whole wonderful for my out of town friends. The decor: dated and dark, but o.k. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Exceptional service and outstanding food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall was an excellent experience. Only major problem was the layout as we sat on the wall the tables around us were extremely close leaving very little room for the servers to be able to effectively move around the room. Caused a lot of traffic jams around us. Other than that, excellent food, drink and service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always amazing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of the best meals that we have had in the past few years. Phenomenal food and service.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our dinner was out last night in town and what a great meal we had topped off with the Coconut Cake it was a fabulous meal in a great convenient location a must if you visit Charleston and when we are back we will eat here again

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First, we were stuck in traffic and were going to be 30 minutes late for my wife’s birthday dinner but a call to the restaurant worked it out even on a very packed night.....thank you! Every morsel of food was delicious . Different flavors were blended for a delight to the taste buds. If I wanted to find some point of complaint it would be the saltiness of the chicken entree was a bit overpowering. My wife was not at all disappointed by the always fantastic coconut cake. Thank you again PG for a great evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Best ever..simply amazing.

the server was awesome, food even better, awesome bread, awesome wine, awesome!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had an incredible evening for my Birthday! The food and service were incredible while enjoying the beauty of the courtyard from our window. I could not have asked for a more perfect evening. We love everything about Peninsula!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love this place, whenever I'm in Charleston I make a point of stopping there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Made and confirmed reservations. Nice family Birthday dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Many of our friends have always recommended the Peninsula Grill. We finally decided to experience the restaurant for our anniversary. We stayed across the street at the French Quarter Inn. A short walk took us to the restaurant. Everything from the greeting at the front door to the very end was exceptional. Our waiter Jonathan was excellent. He took very good care of us and was eager to make sure we had a great dining experience. Now the food. In a few words, it was probably one of the very best meals that we have experienced in our 65 plus years on this planet. This is not a joke. The food was outrageously good. My wife and I were saying that we could not think of how the restaurant could have prepared our meals any better. We will definitely be back. Kudos to everyone at the PG who work so hard to make this happen.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great meal, service was impeccable! Reason for four food rating, food was good. For the price and to be a 5, the food would have to be amazing.

The service was absolutely incredible and so was the wine list/service! The coconut cake - over the top amazing!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

First time visit. Food and service were excellent. The coconut cake lives up to its reputation. The atmosphere was nice but was very noisy. My wife and I had a hard time carrying on a conversation. The noise was the only drawback.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We dine and enjoy our service which was excellent. Our wine choice excellent. We would come back. Coconut cake was too sweet for us..but fun to try. Nice over all experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed a most lovely Thanksgiving together. A remarkable experience. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A superb spot! Great cuisine, exemplary service, a great evening overall!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My wife and fly from Indiana every year to have thanksgiving dinner at the Peninsula Grill. I would recommend for not just the food, which very good, but the wait staff is excellent.

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